Board of Trustees

Robert N. Feldman serves as Senior Counsel for Citrix Systems, Inc., a worldwide, publicly-traded software company.  Prior to joining Citrix, Mr. Feldman practiced as a corporate litigator for 15 years, representing technology and other companies in securities, intellectual property and other business disputes.  Through his pro bono work with the New England Innocence Project, Mr. Feldman has represented five wrongly convicted individuals, assisting each in proving his actual innocence through DNA testing or other means.

Stanley Z. Fisher is a Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. He teaches courses in criminal procedure, criminal law, and wrongful convictions. He has studied and written articles on faulty eyewitness identification procedures, police and prosecution suppression of exculpatory evidence. In April, 2002, the Illinois Governor’s Commission on Capital Punishment used his British research in framing recommendations for fundamental reform of police and prosecutorial conduct of investigations.

Daniel Givelber is a Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law where he previously served as dean for ten years. He teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. In recent years, his research interests have focused on the relationship between capital punishment and criminal procedure, with a particular emphasis on the accuracy of criminal adjudication.

Stephanie Hartung is a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School. She was a Deputy Public Defender in the Alameda County Office of the Public Defender in California for seven years. Her work included supervising misdemeanor law and motion practice as well as representing indigent clients charged with felonies at jury trials. Prior to joining the Public Defender’s Office she was a superior court law clerk for the State of Alaska Court System.

Daniel Medwed is a Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law where he teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, and Advanced Criminal Procedure: Wrongful Convictions and Post-Conviction Remedies. His research and pro bono activities revolve around the topic of wrongful convictions. His book, Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent (New York University Press, 2012), explores how even well-meaning prosecutors may contribute to wrongful convictions because of cognitive biases and an overly-deferential regime of legal and ethical rules. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Innocence Network, a consortium of innocence projects across the world, and is a former President of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center in Salt Lake City.

David E. Meier is a partner at the law firm of Todd & Weld, where his practice focuses on government investigations and criminal defense. In September 2012, Governor Deval Patrick appointed Mr. Meier to oversee the identification and review of thousands of drug cases called into question by the alleged misconduct of Annie Dookhan at the Hinton State Laboratory. Prior to joining Todd & Weld, Mr. Meier was chief of the homicide unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston for twelve years. As Chief of Homicide, Mr. Meier supervised the investigation, prosecution, and trial of all homicides occurring within the City of Boston. He was also involved in the post-conviction review and investigation of numerous cases leading to the release of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder and other criminal charges.

Joseph F. Savage, Jr. is a partner in the Litigation Department at Goodwin Procter LLP. He concentrates on complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense and governmental investigations work. His practice involves representing individuals and companies in a wide variety of fraud, tax, public corruption, health care, securities, environmental and other investigations by federal, state and local law enforcement and government regulators. Mr. Savage is the Chairman of the NEIP Board of Trustees.

David M. Siegel is a Professor of Law at New England Law | Boston. He teaches Comparative Criminal Procedure, Criminal Advocacy, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Clinical Evidence and Evidence. He has written articles on the history of mental health defenses in criminal law, the ethical obligations of criminal defense lawyers, and involuntary medication of criminal defendants.

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